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What do I do when I find out my pictures have been used without permission?

After several photographs of mine were used this month, including for a website with thousands of followers and the Chamber of Tourism of a particular country I will not mention, and receiving dozens of emails about the same issue, I decided to create a procedure with some suggestions on how to proceed if we detect…

Dreams of the World: Elizabeth Tolulope (Nigeria)

 This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people we meet during our travels. ¨My dream is … of Africa’s Youth who are motivated, vibrant, thriving and fulfilled as they lead change in every sector. It is of young people re-crafting the views and perceptions of African cities and…

The 10 Big Rules of Photography. Or so I think …

Recently, while I was recording my video “Rain,” I suffered a heavy fall in the jungle. I had slipped on a bridge “slightly” slippery due to the rain, and the moss. The fall, combined with long periods of contemplation, an orthopedic collar injury, and various sedatives, I decided to develop a compendium of rules; that…

Memories intertwined: Revisiting David Alan Harvey´s Trinidad (Cuba)

For those of you who have been readers of National Geographic for years now, you may remember a beautiful and visually captivating article on Trinidad, Cuba, with images by David Alan Harvey, published 14 years ago. In one of the photographs, Rosa Orbea was combing the hair of her niece, Annalien Santander Orbea. Annalien was…

Chasing Ice: Documenting Climate Change in Pictures of Retreating Glaciers

Five years ago photographer James Balog collaborated on a National Geographic magazine story called The Big Thaw, documenting the retreat of the world’s glaciers in what has been the most popular National Geographic article on the environment since then. This led to further visual documentation and most recently a film called Chasing Ice. At the…